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    Does anyone know of somewhere I can get a tenancy agreement which is suitable for student lets or does anyone just use a normal one? Is there anything extra that needs to be put on an agreement for students?
    Many thanks for any advice
    Alidee

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    Leaving aside lettings by Universities etc., to which special rules apply, private lettings to students can use usual AST format. However:
    a. these are much less reliable tenants than a two-parent family unit;
    b. students have a habit of flitting or introducing unexpected additional residents, so L needs to monitor closely by whom the property is actually occupied;
    c. L cannot let to > four people on one Letting Agreement, so people 5+ need separate documentation;
    d. L should explicitly make T liable for all Council Tax (or, if still a student, for providing L with University's Cert. of student status so as lawfully to avoid incidence of CT); and
    e. L can decide that a UK-national student living away from home is unlikely to want to stay in Uni a moment longer than end of final exam each year, so L could grant an SAT [without benefit of s.21, of course] in reasonable confidence of vacant possession at term end.
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